Vilanculos lies 720kms north of Maputo and 500kms south of Beira.
The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park.
The marine reserve includes five islands – Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island), Bazaruto, Benguerra, Margaruque and Bangue.
Beach Chalets is the perfect retreat for Scuba divers, plant enthusiasts, beach lovers, bird watchers, and of course deep sea fishing. The underwater coral world is flourishing, and the archipelago provide's a safe home for coral and tropical fish . Make Chibububo self-catering sea view Beach Chalets your holiday destination to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with Mother Nature and the coral seas.
The Archipelago offers some of the world's best snorkelling, diving and big game fishing. The islands are unspoiled in their natural beauty and diverse ecologies.
The coral reefs are profuse with a diversity of tropical fish and turtles, and are amongst the most pristine in the Western Indian Ocean. Dolphins are seen year round and whales are seasonal. The park is also home to the last viable population of Dugong on the east African coast.
There is an abundance of bird species, including the crab plover and olive bee-eater that tunnels its nest into the sand dunes. Large flocks of migrant Waders visit the fertile mud flats from September to April and the nomadic Greater Flamingo arrive around mid-October.
The town of Vilanculos has grown extensively over the last decade, and has been the recipient of considerable inward investment into its tourism infrastructure.
Vilanculos Chibububo Lodge is situated just 2km from the airport - the Lodge arranges transfers to and from the airport.
Fly Vilanculos hosts an international airport with flights departing to/from Maputo and Johannesburg on a daily basis.
There are also flights from KMIA (Nelspruit) to Vilanculos twice weekly
Drive The roads to Vilanculos are good and tarred, but look out for potholes en route, a 4x4 is not a necessity. We do not suggest travelling at night in Mozambique. Fuel is readily available, but it is suggested to fill up where ever possible. Unleaded fuel is available in Vilanculos.
Visas South African passport-holders do not require a visa for leisure travel to Mozambique. Visas are obtainable at the airports for overseas visitors at a cost of approximately US$ 75.00 per person (subject to change). Cash (in US Dollars, South African Rands or Meticais) will be required for payment of these upon arrival.